2019 CANLAON CITY GUIDE | TOURIST ATTRACTIONS | PENSION HOUSES
If you are in Negros Island and want to experience some cooler climate, visit Canlaon City (sometimes spelled as Kanlaon). Canlaon City is a 4th class City in the Province of Negros Oriental. The place is known as the vegetable basket of Negros Island. Their agricultural harvests are being supplied in the entire Negros Island Region and other neighboring provinces.
The city is located 9.5 Km from the foot of Mt. Kanlaon, which is why some mountain climbers normally visit the city as their jump off point.
WHAT TO DO WHEN IN CANLAON CITY
CLIMB MT. KANLAON
Canlaon City is home to the highest peak in Negros island, the Mt. Kanlaon. Mt. Kanlaon stands 8,087 ft above sea level. It is one of the active volcanoes in the country and is included in the Pacific Ring of Fire. This beautiful spot is a favorite destination of the mountain climbers. Kanlaon Volcano is the centerpiece of Mount Kanlaon Natural Park.
BUY FRESH VEGETABLE AT UPTOWN MARKET
I really enjoyed buying some vegetables from the sellers at a very low cost
Uptown Market is the place where farmers bring their produce and meet some middlemen to buy their products. On our last visit, we were able to buy a lot of vegetables at a very low cost. Vegetables which they considered “rejects” are those items which fall below the standard size, color, etc. These items are normally sold at an almost giveaway prices.
VISIT THE 1,328+ YEARS OLD BALETE TREE
Botanists from the Siliman University had estimated the Balete Tree standing inside the OISCA Farm to be around 1,328+ years old. The huge trunk of the tree would require 38 men to encircle it.
Address: Brgy Lumapao, Canlaon City, 6223 Negros Oriental
see how we were dwarfed by this giant Balete Tree
when inside the OISCA Farm, you would knew that you are nearing the site of the old Balete tree the moment you pass by these eucalyptus trees beautifully lined along the road.
The area around the Balete Tree is ready with these cottages for those who would want to stay for a while. During summer time, many campers would spend a night around the tree. Should you wish to go camping in this place, don’t forget to bring your rechargeable light and your own tent.
There are families taking care of the place, you can also buy some native chicken from these folks and they will also cook for you. They also sell a few snack items and some freshly harvested vegetables. The place also has restrooms.
TAKE A PLUNGE AT INLAND RESORT
the top view of the Inland Resort
The Inland Resort is a public resort created by the government of Canlaon City for its people to enjoy. The resort has 3-tier swimming pools with ice-cold water flowing freely from a huge spring.
To reach the swimming pools, you need to take a 150 plus concrete steps going down.
Address: Brgy Malaiba, Canlaon City, 6223 Negros Oriental
the concrete stairs leading to the pool area
the cascading swimming pool at the Inland Resort with flowing ice cold water coming from the spring
SUDLON FALLS AND QUIPOT FALLS
Canlaon City has many waterfalls. Most of which are difficult to reach. Two of the most popular falls found in the place are the Sudlon and Quipot Falls.
Sudlon is a Visayan word which means to get inside. Sudlon Falls is located in the Northeastern portion of Mt. Kanlaon at Sitio Gaboc, Brgy. Malaiba, approximately 6 km. from the city proper.
Quipot Falls is located just 5 kilometers from the Canlaon City proper. The waterfall is covered with tropical plants and trees.
The economic activities in the city revolved around agriculture. While visiting the Canlaon, you will surely be refreshed seeing wide plantations of various vegetables, rice, and corn.
Tomatoes ready for harvest in 1 to2 weeks time
beautiful rice fields adorned the place with the golden grains ready for harvest in few days time
farmers harvesting the bounty of the land
Canlaon City also celebrates its own fiesta, the Pasayaw Festival. The festival which is held every March is an acronym of the phrase, “Pasalamat Pinaagi sa Sayaw” (translated as a thanksgiving through dance).
WHERE TO STAY IN CANLAON CITY
F & C Guest House: This place has a restaurant which we tried during our last visit
F & C Guest House
Cor. Rizal and Mabini Street, Canlaon City 6223
(035) 414 0245
Villa Jose Guest House
Address: 0925, Benigno Aquino Street, Uptown, Barangay Mabigo, Canalaon City, 6223
Phone: 0926 610 4772
Mountain Citi Tourist Inn
Felise building, National Highway, Canlaon City
Mountain CITI Tourist INN
+6917 584 2450
JCC Business Inn
A. Mabini St., Canlaon City, Negros Oriental
Tel. No. (035) 414-0246, (035) 414-0063
Canlaon City Pension House
Address: Exodus Avenue, Panubigan, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental
Phone: (035) 414 0190
HOW TO GET TO CANLAON CITY
The nearest airports are those located in Dumaguete and Bacolod City. From any of these cities, you can take the Ceres Bus to bring you direct to Kanlaon City. Ceres Bus has terminals in any of these cities, just take a cab to bring you to the terminal.
Cebu – Kanlaon City (via San Carlos City)
From Cebu, you can take a bus going to San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. From San Carlos City, take the Ceres Bus going to Kanlaon City. Ceres Bus has a terminal in the San Carlos City. Just take a tricycle to bring you to the terminal.
There are Ceres Buses that flies direct to Kanlaon City. If you are bringing your car, you can simply download the Google App to guide you. The road to Kanlaon City is perfectly okay.